Thom Fox of Peterborough is closing out his music studies at Keene State College by composing a tone poem to score Ray Bradbury's short story collection "The Illustrated Man."

Thom Fox illustrates ‘The Illustrated Man’ - through music

Thursday, July 30, 2015

“The first concussion cut the rocket up the side with a giant can opener. The men were thrown into space like a dozen wriggling silverfish. They were scattered into a dark sea; and the ship, in a million pieces, went on, a meteor swarm seeking a lost sun.” Thus begins “Kaleidoscope,” a short story in Ray Bradbury’s collection “The Illustrated Man.” If you find that passage evocative of some powerful imagery, you’re not alone; and while many readers might picture that scene in their mind —perhaps reminiscent of Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” — Thom Fox of Peterborough has taken it a step further. Fox is finishing … 0

Keeping time: Town clock has some stories to tell

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — For 160 years, the four faces of the clock on the Unitarian Universalist Church have watched over Peterborough while a clock agent has watched over the clock. At least twice a year, the clock agent climbs the fusty tower, resets the clock, oils the capstan and marvels at the machine’s longevity … 0

Peterborough: 75-year prison term possible

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — An ex-firefighter who was found guilty of intentionally setting fire to five apartment buildings in a two-hour drunken spree faces a possible 75-year sentence tomorrow. Gregory Potter’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Strafford County Superior Court. Potter, 23, faces prison sentences of 7½ to 15 years, and a $4,000 fine for each of the five counts of arson … 0


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

DAR meeting Susan Peterson from 100+ Women Who Care in Peterborough was the speaker at the monthly meeting of the Mary Varnum Platts-Peterborough Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Peterson shared the history of the group … 0

Peterborough: New England kelp reefs a thing of beauty

Monday, July 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Australia and other parts of the world are dominated by beautiful coral reefs, but according to biologist Dr. Jarrett Byrnes, New England coastlines are home to an even more beautiful and interesting form of reef: temperate … 0

Tennis: Dollars for Scholars tourney set for Sept.

Friday, July 24, 2015

The ConVal Community Dollars for Scholars will host their third annual tennis tournament the weekend of Sept.18 - 20. The tournament will be held at Adams Playground in Peterborough, with additional tennis courts secured as needed. The tournament will include a men’s and women’s doubles A & B … 0

Jaffrey: Love of storytelling drives Eaton

Monday, July 27, 2015

JAFFREY — A question-and-answer with the longtime executive producer of PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre offered three generations of fans the opportunity to reminisce on their favorite shows in the program’s 45-year history, from the 1971 series, “Upstairs, Downstairs” to … 0

Hockey: Lundberg signed to NWHL

Monday, July 27, 2015

The NWHL announced today the signing of goaltender Shenae Lundberg, who played at Union College, to the New York Riveters. Lundberg served as goalie for the Union College Dutchwomen from 2011-2015. The Peterborough native began her freshman year … 0

Local family fights poverty in Rwanda

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — When Brandon Walsh moved to Rwanda a year ago with his wife, Emily, and infant daughter, Elsa, he expected to haggle over groceries and be plagued by frequent electricity and water outages. However, the Anglican priest … 0

Peterborough: Divided opinions on Internet access plans

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — In Kansas City, you can download a high-def copy of “The Avengers” in seven seconds. In Atlanta, you’ll soon be able to download it in about half that time. Here in town, you’d have to wait … 1

Peterborough: EDA seeks help with website, marketing

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The all-volunteer Economic Development Authority wants to hire a specialist to attract businesses to town. “All of us have other things in our lives we have to do. Sometimes our careers take precedent,” said Peter Robinson, … 0

ConVal: Wilson to replace Ferenc on board

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The ConVal School Board replaced a Peterborough representative who stepped down because he is moving to Hancock. To replace Tom Ferenc, the board elected Jerry Wilson, who brings with him four decades of experience as a teacher and administrator. When Chairman Butch Estey introduced Wilson to the rest … 0

Jaffrey: ‘Downton Abbey’ producer to speak at forum

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

JAFFREY — The executive producer of PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre and its award-winning TV series “Downton Abbey” is the speaker at the Amos Fortune Forum Friday at 8 p.m. at the Meetinghouse. The forum’s marketing and publicity chair Steve … 0